Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Volume 3 Afterword

To be honest, this took a bit longer than expected.

pdf after I proofread the entire volume one more time.


Afterword

It’s been a despair-inducing long time. This is the non-existent author, Torako. A very great thing that has happened is that someone like me is on Wikipedia and is listed on the Wikipedia page for novelists with pen names! A masked writer! Cool!

Since it was a certain Spiritual Wave Fist Master-like[1], I think I’ll introduce myself from now on as the masked writer like Wikipedia.

Putting that all aside, to everyone who currently has the third volume of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! in their hands: seriously, thank you so much. Even though the anime was lovely, for you to then go and pick up a copy of the novel too… You are all nothing but kind-hearted people. It is thanks to the support of kind-hearted people that volume three was able to come out. Thanks to everyone who did their utmost to make the anime amazing. The voice actors were all wonderful. ZAQ-san’s song was lovely. Thanks to Ousaka-san for drawing cute illustrations as always. Thanks to the editorial staff who guided the dejected me.

It was thanks to having received a large deal of help in from these people that there is a volume three.

I had previously without hesitation said “anime~” before, but for it to be made into an animated work! And for it to be made into a movie! And for a second season to have also started! All this too was entirely due to the large efforts of people who weren’t me.

How do I put it: it’s fine to feel that it was out of the ordinary even though this report was completely ex post facto, right? Hooray!

It was forcibly linked to the story of third volume, but I hope you enjoyed the same “chuunibyou is the best!” as with the previous volumes.

This time the chuunibyou patients again made their appearance a little differently, as both that the number of characters had doubled from the previous two volumes, and that the main focus of this volume was to be comedy. In anime terms, this volume was sort of like a season 2. The direction the anime went with naming it Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren was super cool, so I’ve decided to name mine Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! ~Love Bomber~. …It’s tacky.

Back to the story, while in the previous volumes the ratio was 80% love 20% comedy, this time it was 80% comedy 20% love. Since I don’t want to raise the bar too high for myself (I wish I could learn from Kumin-senpai!), it’d make me pleased if this volume made you laugh even just a little bit more than usual. If it were the case that you didn’t enjoy this volume that much, please try and enjoy this volume by converting things like Rikka’s cuteness into animated form in in the best animation style you can think of in your head!

On a related note, in the third volume the wildly popular Deko-chan and Kumin-senpai from the anime appear!

Quite often, I get told the words, “Neither Deko-chan nor senpai were in the original work.” It was thoughts like “the original work’s ●●●” that drove the creation of these new words. It wasn’t as a result of thinking something like “I wouldn’t have to hear those painful words as much”, honest! No, since I personally loved them too, I was glad that I was able to have a chat with the both of them. Deko-chan’s appearance was quite forced though… Although I wanted to also write the story about the encounter with Deko-chan, I’m not sure if that dream of mine will ever come true! Nevertheless, now I’ve got a new dream!

Well, while lots of characters appear in the third volume, since at the centre of it all is the abnormal upperclassman known as Amaniji-senpai and the resultant misunderstanding of the highest order that arose from the tale of her continuing to be abnormal, correction – I’d hope that you enjoy the tale called Cinderella (?), a story of a girl in love.

At the same time, I’ll be very glad if you could enjoy the anime as well. No, that’s misleading, isn’t it? The anime is a blast, so please don’t miss it! I’m certain that it’ll be lovey-dovey. I too am looking forward to how the anime will turn out.

[1] This, along with the previous lines, references Genkai from Yu Yu Hakusho: specifically, the fact that in one of the later arcs, she had fought in a tournament under the guise of the ‘Masked Fighter’. I kept it a little awkward in English so that this reference could be maintained.

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[1] This, along with the previous lines, references Genkai from Yu Yu Hakusho: specifically, the fact that in one of the later arcs, she had fought in a tournament under the guise of the ‘Masked Fighter’. I kept it a little awkward in English so that this reference could be maintained.

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    • Unfortunately (or fotunately?), I can tell you that the afterword’s been ‘written by Dekomori’. While I have not gone through it myself, I’m almost certain that it doesn’t contain any of Torako’s thoughts, and rather appears to be a reflection of the novel’s events from Dekomori’s POV.

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  1. Technically speaking, Kumin made a cameo in the first volume. Or, well, not a cameo, rather she was mentioned in passing and then that one-time character was made into a full character in the anime.

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